|L'Assommoir - Émile Zola|
LibriVox recording of L'Assommoir, by Émile Zola, translated by Ernest A. Vizetelly. Émile François Zola (French pronunciation: [emil zɔˈla]) (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was an influential French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism. More than half of Zola's novels were part of a set of twenty novels about a family under the Second Empire collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; literature; banned books; Zola; Les Rougon-Macquart
Downloads: 14,010 (1 review)
|Librivox Short Poetry Collection 001|
Librivox's Short Poetry Collection 001: a collection of 29 public-domain poems. Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt, read by Peter Yearsley The Artilleryman by Walt Whitman, read by Jon Ingram As Kingfishers Catch Fire by G. M. Hopkins, read by Dave Foss Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson, read by wedschild Casabianca by Felicia Hemans, read by John Hicken Christmas Bells by H. W. Longfellow, read by pkolter I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud by William Wordsworth, read by Aldon Hynes A De...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry
Downloads: 207,252 (2 reviews)
|Canadian Wonder Tales - Cyrus Macmillan|
LibriVox recording of Canadian Wonder Tales by Cyrus Macmillan. Read by Sean Miichael Hogan This is a collection of folk tales originating in Canada, some from aboriginal oral tradition and others due to early French, Scottish, Irish and British colonists. They are presented as "fables" though many are without obvious moral. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go t...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; folktales; Canadian; fables
Downloads: 13,008 (1 review)
|LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1 - Various|
LibriVox recording of LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1. What do you do for a fifth anniversary? We decided to have a collection of short works with a difference. We challenged our readers to find any short works which had 'five' in the title - in any language. They have done us proud, and the collection extends to three volumes of short stories, poems, fairy tales, memoirs, non-fiction and bible readings, in six languages...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; poem; short stories; memoirs; fairy tales
Downloads: 9,780 (1 review)
|Journey from this World to the Next - Henry Fielding|
LibriVox recording of Journey from this World to the Next, by Henry Fielding. The narrator dies in the first sentence. Through relating his travels in the afterlife, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews, gently satirizes life here on earth. (Summary by Denny Sayers) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fantasy; fiction; satire
Downloads: 7,118 (1 review)
|Once on a Time - A. A. Milne|
LibriVox recording of Once on a Time, by A. A. Milne. This version of the book is done as a Dramatic Reading with various people speaking each characters part. When the King of Barodia receives a pair of seven-league boots as a birthday present, his habit of flying over the King of Euralia's castle during breakfast provokes a series of incidents which escalate into war. While the King of Euralia is away, his daughter Hyacinth tries to rule in his stead and counter the machiavellian ambitions of ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; humor; fairy tales; fantasy
Downloads: 36,372 (2 reviews)
|The Christmas Angel - Abbie Farwell Brown|
LibriVox recording of The Christmas Angel, by Abbie Farwell Brown. Read by Jan MacGillivray. Disagreeable old Miss Terry spends her Christmas Eve getting rid of toys from her childhood toy box. One by one she tosses them onto the sidewalk in front of her house, then secretly watches the little scenes that occur, which seem to confirm her belief that true Christmas spirit does not exist. Then the Angel from her childhood Christmas tree appears to show Miss Terry that she has not yet witnessed the...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; children; fantasy; christmas
Downloads: 31,007 (2 reviews)
|Maria: or, the Wrongs of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft|
LibriVox recording of Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft. Read by BumbleVee. Maria: or, The Wrongs of Woman is Mary Wollstonecraft's unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. It was published posthumously in 1798 by her husband, William Godwin. Maria revolves around the story of a woman imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband, and focuses on the societal rather than the individual "wrongs of woman"...
Keywords: librivox; audio; wollstonecraft
Downloads: 4,819 (2 reviews)
|LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2 - Various|
LibriVox recording of LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2. What do you do for a fifth anniversary? We decided to have a collection of short works with a difference. We challenged our readers to find any short works which had 'five' in the title - in any language. They have done us proud, and the collection extends to three volumes of short stories, poems, fairy tales, memoirs, non-fiction and bible readings, in six languages...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; poem; short stories; memoirs; fairy tales
Downloads: 12,515 (1 review)
|The Light Princess & Other Fairy Tales - George MacDonald|
LibriVox recording of The Light Princess & Other Fairy Tales, by George MacDonald. Read by Clive Catterall. George MacDonald claimed that he did not write for children, but for the child-like. Some of his longer works are clearly intended for adults, and this fantastic fiction influenced later writers such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. But you can find some of his best writing in the stories aimed squarely at children, and these are three of the finest...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fairy tales; George MacDonald; Light Princess
Downloads: 15,970 (1 review)
|Third Class in Indian Railways - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi|
LibriVox recording of Third Class in Indian Railways, by Mohandas K Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha — resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence — which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world...
Keywords: india; gandhi; socialism; politics; ahimsa; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 17,087 (1 review)
|An Eye for an Eye - William Le Queux|
LibriVox recording of An Eye for an Eye, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. Frank Urwin and Richard Cleugh are two bachelor journalists sharing a flat in London. One evening while chatting, Urwin receives a telegram from a police acquaintance to come to the local police station at once. Urwin visits Inspector Patterson who is greatly agitated. Patterson invites Urwin for a drink and tells him of a strange occurrence at a local house...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; adventure; mystery
Downloads: 33,863 (1 review)
|Passing - Nella Larsen|
LibriVox recording of Passing, by Nella Larsen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote two brilliant novels that interrogated issues of gender and race. In Passing, her second novel published in 1929, she examines the troubled friendship between two mixed-race women who can pass as white. One, Irene Redfield, marries a black man and lives in Harlem, while the other, Clare Kendry, marries a bigoted white man...
Keywords: librivox; audio; novel; larsen; passing; harlem renaissance; race; black
Downloads: 24,810 (3 reviews)
|Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things - Lafcadio Hearn|
Librivox recording of Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Most of the following Kwaidan, or Weird Tales, have been taken from old Japanese books,— such as the Yaso-Kidan, Bukkyo-Hyakkwa-Zensho, Kokon-Chomonshu, Tama-Sudare, and Hyaku-Monogatari. Some of the stories may have had a Chinese origin: the very remarkable "Dream of Akinosuke," for example...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Japanese tales; short stories; ghost stories
Downloads: 11,855 (2 reviews)
|Madame Butterfly - John Luther Long|
LibriVox recording of Madame Butterfly, by John Luther Long. Read by Availle. Madame Butterfly is the story of the young Japanese girl Cho-Cho San, who marries a flighty American naval officer, and is thenceforth outcast from her relatives. Anxiously she awaits the return of her beloved husband, but when he finally anchors in the harbour, Cho-Cho San does not get the happy ending she was hoping for...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Asia; Japan; fiction; literature; romance
Downloads: 24,319 (3 reviews)
|The Frozen Deep - Wilkie Collins|
LibriVox recording of The Frozen Deep, by Wilkie Collins. Read by Diana Majlinger. The Frozen Deep is a story of a love triangle between Clara, Frank and Richard, spiced up with dangerous expeditions, mysterious visions and life-threatening circumstances. The end is as surprising and unexpected as we are (or are not) accustomed to in Collins' books. (Summary by Diana Majlinger) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if a...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; sea stories; collins
Downloads: 15,886 (3 reviews)
|The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressell|
LibriVox recording of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, by Robert Tressell. Read by Tadhg. Clearly frustrated at the refusal of his contemporaries to recognise the iniquity of society, Tressell's cast of hypocritical Christians, exploitative capitalists and corrupt councillors provide a backdrop for his main target — the workers who think that a better life is "not for the likes of them". Hence the title of the book; Tressell paints the workers as "philanthropists" who throw themselves int...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; Tressell; capitalism
Downloads: 18,765 (3 reviews)
|Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself - Harriet Jacobs|
Librivox recording of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to freedom in the north, and her ensuing struggles to free her children. The narrative was partly serialized in the New York Tribune, but was discontinued because Jacobs' depictions of the sexual abuse of female slaves were considered too ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; slavery; memoir; autobiography
Downloads: 111,540 (3 reviews)
|The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth - H. G. Wells|
LibriVox recording of The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth, by H. G. Wells. Read by Alex C. Telander. Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take i...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; sci-fi; giant; food; genetic
Downloads: 37,641 (3 reviews)
|The Wonderful Bed - Gertrude Knevels|
Three children sent to stay the night with their Aunt Jane find themselves sharing an enormous bed. So enormous is it, that when they make a tent of the bedsheets and crawl in, they never make it to the foot of the bed, crawling instead into a dreamworld of caves and pirates and adventures. (summary by ohosostrange) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this reco...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; children; fantasy
Downloads: 22,213 (2 reviews)
|The Fur Country - Jules Verne|
Librivox recording of The Fur Country by Jules Verne read by Esther. In 1859, officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company are given the mission to found a fort at 70 degrees north of the polar circle. At some point, an earthquake occurs, and from then on, laws of physics seem altered (a total eclipse happens to be only partial; tides are not perceived anymore). They eventually realize that they are not where they are supposed to be...
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobook; Adventure; Arctic; Canada; Hudson's Bay Company; fur trade
Downloads: 92,687 (3 reviews)
|Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott|
LibriVox recording of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Read by Ruth Golding. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer Isaac...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; satire; mathematics; geometry; dimensions
Downloads: 119,322 (8 reviews)